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    @purofilion  I am also waiting for part 2 on in 15 minutes so I am sticking to the sofa until later. I am an optimist so I say it will be good!

    I was sorry to see such rudeness on this forum but I guess it goes with the territory.  I have to say most of the members are smart and polite and the exact opposite of shallow. Good conversation and fair debate is what I have seen here.



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    @phaseshift   Thanks for posting the mural, it looked great. I was wondering if Tescos would ship a case of that brain bleach to Canada?  It sure would come in handy sometimes.

    @mudlark  I  am glad I am not the only one who feels that way in supermarkets. Is it the layout of the store or the shoppers or the employees? Maybe the lighting or the music? Maybe just the ever rising prices ?  Whatever it is I would be happy to never have to shop again.

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    @purofilion and @ichabod I totally agree about Capaldi in the role of the Doctor. His Doctor has a depth and mystery that draws you in and a manner that drives you away. He is his own Doctor , yet you know the others are in there and every now and then he lets one of them out. He is “fantastic!”

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    I just finished watching and I thought it was a great episode. Lots of politics , soldiers and Zygons! And did the Doctor call himself Doctor Funkinstein?  This was a fun romp that had the feel of an episode of “24”.  I Can’t wait for a rewatch later.

    Liked the “It’s not being paranoid , if it’s real” line from the soldier. The idea of a monster who can look like anyone around you is pretty scary. This was a good episode for Halloween ,especially after giving candy to many little people who looked like monsters , princesses, the Grim Reaper and even a tiny little cow.  Zygons?  I don’t know , I’m just saying.

    @fatmaninabox it does look like your box, I hope they have it the right way up.

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    I watched again last night and near the end at the pub a few lines between the Doctor and Me  stood out. Just wondering if anyone else noticed them. To paraphrase..

    Doctor: “Ashildr I think I am very glad I saved your life.”

    Ashildr: ” Oh I think everyone will be.”

    The Doctor looks at her in a perplexed, curious way. For some reason this little exchange peaked my interest because it felt like a hint at something . I have no idea what, just a tickle in the back of my brain.. Maybe one of you clever people will have some ideas or maybe it meant nothing….that happens.


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    @cumquat   You are trolling with some very funny bait.

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    That is the first time I watched that and it was pretty funny. Thanks for posting , it gave me a good giggle.  I love the idea of River crushing the sunglasses under the heel of her  expensive pumps.

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    That looks great. Donna and 10  together again, how can I resist?

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    Maybe that change in the companion/Doctor relationship is what drew people to the new Who ? But I agree it would be nice to have a different kind of companion maybe even a man or an alien? Why couldn’t two buddies hang around thru space and time, TennantDoc and Donna did and it was a great series. But I give up guessing and only hoping for who I think should be the next companion.I will let Moffat surprise me.

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    Each Doctor in turn has entertained and enlightened me in their own unique way. When I know an actor is leaving the show ,me , like many others try to cast the perfect doctor. We have fave actors we want to take the role, male or female, and we play a fun guessing game. I have never been right and I am always sure that I like the previous Doctor better. Like the Doctor when the Tardis changes.”I don’t like it.”But then the casting is always perfect and the acting always great and there I am right back in love again. This time it is a cross and crusty and funny and caring madman in blue box.

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    @pendant   A guardian for the discarded.

    I was also intrigued by that line and then we see Me standing in the picture  on Clara’s phone. Does this mean she may watch or contact other companions. Does she protect them from the effects of having travelled with the Doctor? Is she the companions Claricle in a way? And will we see Donna or Rose or Martha? So many questions so little time. Time to go sleep on it.

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    @starla I also enjoyed the Captain Jack reference and the line about him finding her sooner or later.Oh that Jack!
    @jimthefish I’m sorry you didn’t care for this episode the first time around.Maybe it will grow on you.Maybe because I really enjoyed Tennant Doc I also enjoyed this episode.
    @vrooom I enjoyed your review quite a bit.It was funny but also imformative. I hope you finally got your children to sleep.I remember what that was like. I will be sure to watch any future reviews.

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    OOOPS!   Darn I thought I put in a new fact but that is hard on this forum. I have to pay more attention to the posts.

    I am beginning to think that Clara’s end is going to be spectacular and timey-wimey but aren’t they all. But I have no bonkers theories just vague feelings like I should know but just can’t grasp it. I love that feeling.

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    Never mind my internet is still working. So you didn’t break it all, maybe just Australia.

    By the way Martha and Mickey the idiot also got married so they seemed pretty happy.

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    I have just finished a few minutes ago and so far I give it a thumbs up. I really liked all the indepth dialog between Me and the Doctor about the true consequences of immortality. To go back to the idea of Clara as a pet ,I have had many dogs in my life that I have loved dearly and losing each was very painful. One of my heartbreaks and the thing that makes me angry is how short their lives are. After a while you think that the pain is not worth it  and you decide “no more pets” I think this is how the Doctor and Me and all immortals must feel once in awhile. Shoud they take the risk and enjoy their companions lives ,however fleeting ,or give up and go it alone. Do they start to see us as may flys or as people deserving of compassion and help. I know how the Doctor feels.

    Anyway I also thought it was very funny and really like Sam Swift. Too bad he’s immortal cause I think he would be  fun in the TARDIS for a few adventures though his banter might get on the Doctors nerves.

    Those are my first thoughts after watching it and of course will watch it again later.

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    K9 sure looks all amped up. I wonder if the 12th Doctor  is the one who upgraded him. I am excited to see the movie with my grandkids.

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    Good theory! The Doctor aka John Smith would have liked the stars in the poem.

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    @purofilion  @drben

    Sometimes DW leaves me with far more questions than answers, and the thing under the bed was one of them. And who is Orson? Maybe we will get answers someday but till then it’s bonkers theories.

    I try to tell myself ,like the Doctor , that it is fun not to know.

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    I am not really into sports but hey, this is baseball!

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    @arbutus    @blenkinsopthebrave

    There was  some cheering here in our huose when the election results started coming in. I will even admit to a happy dance.  Although my riding stayed conservative we still have a new Prime Minister.Ten years was a long time to put up with Harper. Now we can take a deep breath and turn Canada back  into the country it should be.  Go Jays!

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    In Canada we go to the polls tomorrow in a federal election to vote for a Prime Minister,  so have a great election day, all my fellow Canadians.

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    Doctor Who could have been sponsored by Bell. ” a telephone wherever you need it” Or the first “mobile phone”.

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    Having watched a second time I get the same feeling about the Doctor accepting Clara’s death. When the doctor is talking to Clara about losing her  and how hard that would be, she never contradicts him or assures him of her lasting companionship. She only says again that he did his best and saved many other people.

    After seeing Danny turned into a cyberman she is well aware that there are things worse than death.

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    I definately need a rewatch.

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    I really liked this episode. It was funny but with a serious undercurrent. Great dialog and acting as usual.I don’t have any theories better than what I’ve read just a feeling that something big is a commin’.

    Seeing CapDoc finnally figure out where his face came from was mint.At least one thing has been cleared up…I think. I also have a feeling that there is no original Clara just Claracles and the Doctor knows that. But I am usually wrong.

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    Here in Canada my grandson plays football and granddaughter plays soccer. Football as in the American game but to confuse us even more we have different rules than the American game.

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    The 9th, 10th, and 11th Doctors were the men who had burned Gallifrey and they were filled with guilt and regret over what they had to do. they were sad and lonely and its no wonder they reached out for the companionship of his faves-humans. They tryed to save people everywhere and they cared too much.People still died many in the Doctors name.

    So maybe 12 with that guilt gone has become a little more cool and calm. Not less caring but more analytical in his approach. People still may die but he will learn from it to save the rest. He still cares but does not wear his emotions on his sleeve.

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    Your apt description of the 11th has made me miss Matt Smith all over again. Thank goodness for DVDs.

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    My son felt the same but I like a bit of romance now and then ,although it was getting out of hand ,after all he is a Time Lord and a very old man. I was pleased with the way Rose’s story ended with her having her own Doctor who would grow old with her and that was probably enough of that.

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    I should say that I love Canada and I think it is the best country in the world. I am biased though ……cause I live here.It’s a great place to live, even in the winter. Looking out the window at a sparkling white world after the first big snow is a sight I never get tired of. And we always have a white Christmas, at least where I live. My summers are filled with birds and gardens, fields of corn and wildflowers. Come and visit any time.

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    @purofilion @janetteb   I so wish I could afford a trip to Australia. It seems so exotic and frankly warm compared to Canada. Especially winters here brrrr! As a lifelong birder I also envy you your beautiful tropical birds. And lets not get started on marsupials.

    Anyway I think one of the reasons DW is so popular is because it means so many different things to people who watch. It has a way of connecting to your memories like no other show I’ve ever watched. For me it is escapism pure and simple. It is a fantasy that takes me away ,for a little while, from the cares of the world. It fires up my imagination and opens up a universe of possibilities.For others sheer entertainment and for some even a sense of ownership. I just wish that the Tardis would crashland on my shed.

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    @janetteb   I also really liked chris Eccleston and not hearing any news back then was completely shocked when he regenerated into David Tennant. Somehow although asleep through most of The Christmas Invasion by the end of the episode he was The Doctor. Great writing and acting.

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    I go into regeneration shock every time the Doctor changes. Each time I think  “I don’t like him” and each time by the end of his first episode I do. Different face- same Doctor.  CapDoc  reminds us that he is a 2000+ year old Time Lord even if he is a madman in a blue box. I like this mysterious ,funny, crusty Doctor.

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    I have now had a second look at the episode and feel I understand the loop a bit better. The intro was even better the second time. Why not have a guitar playing Doctor after all we did have the 2nd Doctor with his recorder.

    I have the feeling that when the Doctor is talking to Clara about accepting death and letting go he is actually trying to convince himself. He was quite willing to go to his death because  he has seen what’s going to happen to Clara and knows he has to be there  for it to happen.No Doctor and the events in the future change. Not being there also means not having to say goodbye and the Doctor hates goodbyes.Then when he realized that Clara was in immediate danger he changed the future in a different way to save her.So the future he knows is still going to happen.

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    @purofilion Parties for 30 or 35 year olds are alot more fun but wth equal amounts of crying and temper tantrums.Just adult sized.

    nighty nighy,winston

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    @missy I certainly wait with great excitement for some new Sherlock. It is such a good re-interpretation of an old favourite of mine. It is near perfect television imo. I also where a big goofy grin at the thought.

    Now I am off to bed its past midnight here and morning always comes too early so…

    nighty  night, winston

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    @countscarlioni Great spot on the cards,I will look for it on next viewing. Stuff like that makes me pretty happy for some reason. I guess it helps remind us the he is every Doctor with all the same memories and experiences of his past incarnations.I like those connectios it keeps the past 11 doctors alive and in him. I too love a good cliffhanger,it keeps me guessing and bonkers theorising for a whole week. Such fun.

    The Doctor definately wants Clara alive but why and for how long. Who nose?

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    @purofilion  I hope all your trips to hospital are short ones.It is always feels better to be at home. It is late here and it has been a massive day so I am off to bed to dream about my trip in the TARDIS ,or so I hope.( I’ll probably dream of yelling children). I have to get up early to watch my only other tv addiction, Coronation Street. Have a great day or night I am not sure of the time difference., and enjoy the new Who episode, I did.

    nighty night, winston

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    @purofilion Yep I am from Canada and the weather has been very nice lately. The party went well,lots of children,family,pets and noise. I have 3 grandchildren and we are all very close. They are the rewards for not not going insane when  my kids were teenagers. Today was my 7 year old granddaughters day and she had a great one.

    I found this forum by luck while searching for anything Doctor to fill my need between series 7 and 8 and finally decided to take the plunge after only a year or so lurking.

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    @purofilion Thanks for the kind words of welcome. Because of my lurking I knew you were very welcoming to newbies. Ialso know you live in Australia , a world away from Canada and yet here we are having a conversation about our Doctor.Sometimes the internet can be used for good.

    Matt smith is also my son’s favourite Doctor and I loved his energy and his outrage against unfairness anywhere he saw it. He was cheeky and flirty with great fashion sense.I do think bow ties are cool. He wore his emotions on his face and he sure worked that chin when he was angry.He was the oldest Doctor in the youngest body.

    Tennants Doctor was sad and lonely and made more so by his loss of Rose and then Donna . He lived fast and hard trying to keep one step ahead of his memories. I loved him the moment he stepped out of the Tardis and asked if he was ginger.  He is also easy on the eyes and he will wear those skinny suits.

    As I said I like the Doctor no matter what face he is wearing. Even one with attack eyebrows.

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    @missy Since I have loved and lurked for so long I know where alot of stuff is and I love reading all the comments. Whovians  have to stick together and what better place than this friendly place. It was a beautiful day here,suuny and warm,and then a new Who. Life is good.

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    I just watched and it blew my tiny mind! I obviously need a few more viewings so I can wrap my head around all the timey-wimey stuff. The monster was behind the couch scary as were all the dark tunnel scenes. I loved when the Doctor talked to me, challenging me to open up my pudding brain and understand the mystery of time travel. Unfortunately I failed him. I am hopeless with the whole time loop, paradox thingy.

    The  Doctor playing the 5th on his guitar and the funky theme well can I just ask “permission to squeeee!!!” As you can see I really enjoyed this 2 parter.

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    Thank you @ichabod. Because I was such a rabid lurker I feel pretty caught up. I will try to work my way through the site and add anything I have to say that has not been said before. It will be difficult to top the great bonkers theories already posted so I will just carry on reading everyone elses and enjoying pondering the possibilties. I can hardly wait till tommorow my granddaughters 7th birthday and a new Doctor Who, Saturdays are good,I like Saturdays.


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    Hi, I am new to this site but not to the Doctor. I started watching in the 70s with the 4th Doctor but it was hard to find on the 4 or 5 channels we had so I gave up.When I saw trailers for AG Who ( see I got some of the lingo) It was Christopher Eccleston that made we give it another look. I had watched him in The Second Coming and was very impressed with his acting. I watched the first episode and that was it. I was hooked the second the Doctor grabbed Rose and said “Run” I have ran with him in his many faces ever since and like Donna Noble I would travel with him in his Tardis forever. I like all the Doctors ,in whatever face he happens to have at the time ,but because he made me reconnect with this story ,about a mad man in a blue box, than ChrisDoc number 9 is my Doctor.

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    Yay! It worked.

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    Hello everybody out there! I just joined the forum but I have been lurking since before series 8 started. Because I have read so many bonkers theories from so many of you I feel I know some of you already. So maybe it is only fair to let you know a little about me.

    I am a “middle age” grandma who lives in rural Ontario, Canada surrounded by farmland,forests and lakes. It is very beautiful country. I love my family and friends, my saucey terrier Newton,my natural environment and Doctor Who. And not always in that order. Oh yeah I think I am funny. You can be the judges of that.

    I am new to forums but after a year or more of enjoying this Who Home  I had to join.Please excuse any mistakes as I learn my way around.I am not even sure this post will work.(fingers crossed)

    So… I love the Doctor and I wanted to share that love with like-minded people from around the world.How exciting. I think I will go explore some more.


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